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Senior Tools/Pipeline Engineer

Jagex


Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

We are looking for a Senior Pipeline / Tools Engineer to join the RuneScape team, working on the development and on-going enhancement of the RuneScape & Old School RuneScape content development tools, pipeline and associated systems, and the development of a major new project within the organisation.  
 
This is a great opportunity for a candidate with ambition and initiative to join a world-renowned online games company, working on unique, large-scale, projects solving some of the most complex and interesting challenges in online gaming. 
 
Job Purpose 
 
The Senior Pipeline & Tools Engineer will be responsible for helping shape and drive pipeline and tooling integration for the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape games and be a key force in designing and developing a major new project. 

How you can contribute:

    • Gain a solid understanding of the tools and pipelines in use on both our live RuneScape titles
    • Design, implement, test and maintain new parts of the asset pipeline from source to live game
    • Anticipate, identify and articulate problem areas and develop preventative solutions
    • Generate tasks to meet agreed goals and create documentation detailing code design approach and implementation
    • Develop a close relationship with scripters, designers, artists and other developers, learning their methods and identifying opportunities for tech-driven solutions
    • Enhance and help maintain our existing game engine tooling, pipeline and documentation
    • Work closely with the Tools team lead and other engineers to plan and execute the Project Roadmaps
    • Adhere to and maintain high software development standards
    • Mentor junior engineers and participate in knowledge sharing across the business

What we need:

    • 5+ years professional development experience to senior level
    • Expertise in Java and/or C#
    • Professional experience developing and maintaining a large-scale, high throughput asset pipeline, ideally in the context of games
    • Experience working on a pre-existing, large-scale, codebase
    • A passion for solving problems, a thirst for knowledge, regardless of stack
    • A keen interest to learn new technologies and methodologies
    • Relevant qualification at degree level or equivalent experience

What we'd love:

    • Experience working on a variety of game systems and integrations into 3rd party technologies
    • Additional experience with C++ would be ideal, other languages and scripting languages (Eg. Python or Lua) would be beneficial
    • Experience of game engines or client-server and MMO games
Company Benefits:

- Flexible Working
- Bonus Scheme
- Private Health Care
- Gym Membership
- Monthly Energy Allowance
- Generous Pension Contributions
- Life Insurance
- Free Cycle Repair
- Income Protection
- Dental Plan
- Free Fruit and Drinks
- Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
 
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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Location: Cambridge
Date found: 2022-11-05

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